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Description - Stratofortress by Martin Bowman

Boeing's mighty B-52 Stratofortress has seen continuous operational service with the United States Air Force since the type was introduced in 1957. The aircraft has been upgraded several times and has assumed many different new roles since it was originally conceived and then provided the key airborne platform for America's strategic nuclear force. It is predicted that it will serve as a front-line aircraft until 2040.rnrnApart from the formidable threat it provided during the long years of the 'Cold War', the aircraft has played a significant part in all US overseas operations since Vietnam. The more recent include Desert Storm in 1991, the Balkan conflict, Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq. Over 700 were built and around 80 remain in service. This book includes chapters on Concept Requirement, Design and Development, Production, Evolution and Variant Models, Operational Tasking, Operational History (with first-hand accounts from crews), Weapons and Equipment Carried, Flying the Aircraft and Current Service Operations. It will be highly illustrated with many original shots taken aboard B-52s, together with archive material and also colour profiles. SELLING POINTS: Full colour throughout with stunning shots taken by the author whilst flying in a B-52 Covers the entire 50 year history of the world's largest bomber First-hand accounts by aircrew combat missions in all the malor conflicts since World War II ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 colour

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848848603
ISBN-10: 1848848609
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 172mm x 0mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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